Iceland: Hatari to fly the flag in Tel Aviv!
Iceland’s Eurovision 2019 national final , Söngvakeppnin 2019, finished just minutes ago, crowning winners the group Hatari and the song Hatrið mun sigra. Hatari will represent the country in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.
In tonight’s final a total of 5 acts competed no stage and gave the battle for the right to represent Iceland In Tel Aviv next May. Initially the jury and public vote selected two acts that qualified in a Superfinal round. During the superfinal round the winner was determined exclusively by televoting.
Today’s 5 finalists of Söngvakeppnin 2019 were :
- Friðrik Ómar – Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?
- Kristina Skoubo Bærendsen – Mama said
- Tara Mobee – Fighting for love
- Hera Björk – Moving on
- Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra
The two acts that made it to the superfinal round:
Hatari is a three member punk- techno group from Reykjavik and consists of Klemens Hannigan, Matthias Haraldsson, Einar Stefánsson. The group was formed in 2015 and released its first album in 2017. Their music combines punk and techno sounds, and they call themselves as the “anticapitalistic BDSM techno group”. Their performances cause often reactions as their apperances are adjusted to their BDSM culture, while the lyrics of their songs are mostly satyrical aiming to bring down capitalism . Their entry Hatrið mun sigra (Hatred will prevail) is exclusively in Icelandic and the members themselves are behind the lyrics of the song.
Watch the winning performance below:
Here is the offcial videoclip of the Icelandic Eurovision 2019 entry: